Five-factor model personality traits and the retirement transition: longitudinal and cross-sectional associations.

@article{Lckenhoff2009FivefactorMP,
  title={Five-factor model personality traits and the retirement transition: longitudinal and cross-sectional associations.},
  author={Corinna E. L{\"o}ckenhoff and A. Terracciano and Paul T Costa},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={722-8}
}
The authors examined associations between 5-factor personality traits and retirement in a diverse community sample. Longitudinal analyses (n = 367) compared personality trajectories of participants who remained employed and participants who retired. Personality at baseline did not predict future retirement, but compared to participants who remained employed, retirees increased in Agreeableness and decreased in Activity, a facet of Extraversion. In cross-sectional analyses among retirees (n… CONTINUE READING

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